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THE REFORMER: BRATTLEBOBO, VT., FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1896. ft) ! S"1 .".I ! 11 il SI .11 I 100 US 170 m 1W1 SU 0 IKl.ll' II K It! . II. ('IULI)S, Observer. AVOl KMKSITS. eelal -ale "!' I.mlles wool Hose, mii'le.', less than the wliolcsnle 1UHNVUI'. Blankets: I'uilenvear, ittvn. iit'ii'ii.o p"' i .V . 2Stf A blizzard is reported prouehing from tlio West. 1o lio up- -Squires & Smith have this 'week swung u now sign at their feed mid livery business. See Haekloy ,v Moriin's adv. this week.- Something nf importance to bicyclers. Herbert1" K. Hutch hits bought Dana Coy's interest in the new Wind sor stationery store. Will Brockington is to re-engage in the fish business next week, start ing out a cart next Friday and having his headquarters in Ksteyvillc. Miss Nellie Austin has some trail ing arbutus in bloom givon to her by a friend and which werepiokod on Wan tastiquol, January .'frd in buds. The pnstotllco departinenl; lias authorized the local ollico to buy a Hag 24x15 in size and containing all the J5 stars, for the now llagstalV on the town hall building. -Sherman & Jetino have been ap pointed exclusive, ugeuts for the Ver mont Mutual Fire Insurance Co., for the towns of Vernon, lirattleboro, lJuiiimerston, lirookline, Dover. Marl boro and Halifax. A Chinese entertainment, "An Evening in Peking. ' conducted by Clara M. Cushmau, lato of Peking assisted by leading citizens in tho cos tumes of various nations, will be hold in the Methodist church uext Monday evening. Tho leap year girl should get in her work this year, as she will not have a another chance until 1001. The year 1900 will not be a loap year, and a baby born on tho 29th of February this year will not have a birthday anniversary until it is eight years old. The cattle of (). It. Minor which responded to the tuberculin test last week were slaughtered Wodncsday and were all found to be affected, tho dis- easo being found in different glands of mo oouy. rno test, and examination were mado by Dr. H. M. Martin, vet erinary surgeon. Watson J'rencli cot out of imi ut. Manchester, N. H., Wednesday. JJo was committed for a fine of 825 and costs and after serving 30 days socured nis release on tno piea inat no was a 'poor convict." Watson appeared in (elude to make any change The current number of the Musical Age contained a group portrait of tho judges at the Columbian Kxposi tion including 1C. P. Carpenter. Tho railroads will sell round-trip tickets to the annual winter carnival in QiMiboc. which comes tho 27th. and lasts a week, at reduced rates. ... . --Since the contractors left the orchestra pit in the Opera house has been altered, being sunk deeper iind extended under the stage so us to pin vide room for an orchestra of eight. J. H. Stearns plans tho erection of an 88,000 hotel, 100x40 and three sto ries high on this side of his dining hall and us au addition to it. at Pino (Jrovo Springs at Chesterfield thec.un ing season. M, Armstrong, the plumber who had a simp here a dozen years ago, and afterwards run one of the resorts at Chestemeld liaise, has failed at Keeue. Ho has himself gone to New York and says he shall never return. (co. B. Shearer of Oneonla, N. Y., is in New York city for the pur pose of establishing an ollice tor his meloharp business, and Ralph IT. Keed who has been his book-keeper for tho past ten months, will have charge of this ollice. .Tudgo Hoy a I Tyler has been housed since a week ugo Wednesday with a severe cold, and weakness due to his advanced age, inteusitied naturally by the news of the death of his brother at the same time as that of an old Har vard college friend. Tho Wheel club hope to be able to bring out their minstrel show before Tjeut and Feb. 18 is fixed as the date at which this will occur. One pro posed feature is a parade of from 00 to 100 men all arrayed alike thioiigh tho principal streets on the afternoon be fore tho show. --E. C. Crosby. L. F. Adams, C. W. Wyinan, W. F. Richardson, Geo. C. Averill and (i. A. Boydou appeared at the hearing before the bailiffs Friday eveniug against the assessment laid upon Main street property for the sower connection and extension out. into the Connecticut. The case was fully argued on the lines stated by the Re former last week. The decision will be announced to-night if the bailiffs con- NOTICE. itn .M j ncwspuiKT mil is an muni' , ,1 3 ready io r'ci'ii.cii. in tun 1 cttli' ll leboro News Co. Mt.tTTLEBOKO. Volire to Advertisers. irlin wis h their advertisement eliany. nit limid In the copv for new aob par at the latett. Those who get the fcrfierin the week, fuivotdlng the rnuli, f led, ami allowing work uy daylight, fcufli better icrvlce, and nleer looking we raunot ami will not manse hm, lormag. 1 in the (late fixed for Dame It's Sitisinc Skule. March Vermonter will illus- 1 biograph ex-Gov. Holbrook. postponed annual meeting of gregatioual church wiil bo eveniug in the chapel. erslist fair Wednesday, Feb. .new town hall. L nusual at- will be otfored. Look for onouncerncnt next week. year wan n big one in Iqcal ierwriting. The New York w business in Brattleboro and aan upward of &00,000. new scenerv of tho grange club has arrived and will for the first time when they it play. "A Man from Maine. " Fridav Mrs. F. P. Honkinson 10 thicken nies which wore hut at the armory at 11 :30 ee served at the supper at trolley wire broke on Canal terdav afternoon ami stranded Canal street and one on West- tiie. A delttv of :K5 minutes was & in order to iret the wire This is the first break. body of Mrs. Burke, 88, moth - 'luliits C'.Xewtiiii of Fisher's MP brought to Brattleboro Sat- me burial was in the village Sunday. Mrs. Burko was tesideut of Westminster. r husband died Fevers! years ount of the crowded condi- e ears which come down to the suotfay morning the Street company are arranging to run imvn for this morning service illei'OCtinuo fine nf the r-ara it short run from Prosnect ter-house switch. Seribners before nublishinir Helll'g Work will lirinrr nut to books "The Love Affairs Mianiau" and "1v ir.iime" pits of both of which have Panted in newsnaner form wnonee that ti.nco .;n ha aidiatclv. "Di-i a i in'..,.t. i i. -'Irs. St earns from Hinsdale .'trolley" accident Sundav. horse?, which had acted way. Was fritrhtenerl as "wnp from behind, jumped, 'prinss nf the hearse, throw w wheels and running for before irn, ,.;,;r)it jmd ' Miller of West Brattle rfwted while erazv drunk rant on the bridge Saturday W'eer Hall. Mondav he --abr.fm .JUi,ti. Newton ilotT Pi'"' ,,lp n,e"'tn I; larsaiui copts amounting ,.1U'' "diKi losure"- was also t' strangers met Ml!?. n, ;,. h,nl ' "U'w nleiititv hf 'lolls. town last nigtit witn profuse promises to "make it hot" for his enemies. The plan for tho management of tho opera house is now to have one man who shall bo responsible for it. or tho collection of rents, etc., and bo its manager generally but without having any monopoly of the show business, being required to rent to any ono else who wants to put on a show on any open date. Special agents of several leading fire insurance companies have been in town this week, and thoy nil express the purpose of their companies to con fine their business to lire protected places. Tho time is near at hand when our back villages will have to provide themselves with fire-fighting apparatus or go without insurance. W. B. Stacy has this week quit claimed his nearly-constructed house on Highlawn to i). S. Pratt. He has settled with a number of creditors who furnished supplies for the construction at 75 cents on the dollar and has him self gone to Gardner, Mass., where ho has charge of a building job for the Haywards. Rev. H. D. Maxwell preached Sunday morning on tho Venezuelan question, treating of the war talk and the desiro to light our sister coun try England, as uncivilized and bar barious. He did not justify or defend Lord Salisbury's course, and recog nized that there wre hot heads on that side as well as this; but his plea was for arbitration in the interest of a common brotherhood, civilization and Christianity. Tho fact that two full moons occur red in the month of December last, was made tho occasion of many wild state ments, one being that such a thing had not happened sinco tho birth of Christ, the truth of the matter being that thero wore two full moons in December no longer ago than 1870. Tho state ment was believed however by many ignorant and credulous people who were induced to beliove that the world was coming to an end, or that somo terrible thing was about to happen, it is -related that ion the evening of December 31, two women living in a town in thesouthern part 'of the state thought that two full moons would pass each other in tho sky at midnight, and sat up to witness the celestial event. Something new! Celery Cigars! Best tobacco, 5 and 10c. uood for the nerves. Try them. Sold by t.eorge K. Greene, -adv. 21tf a was llraltleboreanii unit OUiem. Edward Clark is in the northern part of tho state this week. T. A. Austin returned Monday from Cam bridge, Mass., whero he was called by tho illness of his sister, who is im proving. J. H- Stearns and wifo of New York attended the funeral of Mr. Stearns' mother in Hinsdalo Sunday and spent part of tho week in town. F. E. Draper of Now York and Chaun cey McKecver and wifo of Flushing, L. I., came Saturday and spent Sun day with Mrs. M. A. Cune, Mr. and Mrs. McKecver returning homo Mon dav and Mr. Draper Tuesday.--F. SC. Dickinson and ). O. Baker were in St. Albans a few days this week. ndrcw Kirk wood visited his children in Peru this week. Miss Emma Gregg sail" in the Universalis! church choir Sunday in place of Miss Lenna Thomas n-ho is visitin? in Boston, lames Sul livan for several years of the St. Al bans Messenger force, formerly of this 'place visited here this week on his wav to New York where ho is to take a position. Misses OliviiL. War ner, Maud M. Ramsdelland Carl . Gushing arc "t the Albany. V business college. Mrs. X. C hawyer will give a series of lectures on zoology before tho Hartford, I Gt. ) Saturday morning ciub next month. Miss fc. M. Palmer is painting in water colors sev eral large topographical maps for the use or W. B. Clark, professor of miner alogy in John Hopkins college. Prin cipal O. L. Beverage has been elected a director of tho American institute of instruction, a leading educational as-sociatfon.- Rev. C. O. Day who has l ., ..,- far nenrlv two weeks for B trip to Washington and the South, re turned home yesterday. Engineer. J. Loach returned to hisdutieson the rail nis eniorceu vaen -John F. Toomey has just comnlet ed a clever electrical arVangement whereby, whon'a subscriber of tho tele phone exchange calls the Central office at night, the drop which fall, on the switch board rings the "night" bell and lights the electric lights in the central ollice at the same time, saving the operator much time and patience. This switch, which Toomey has in vented is worked by tho current gen erated in the subscribers bell and the gravity drop will probably soon be patented by its young inventor. - Rev. K. B. Leavitt gave the second of his series of astronomical lectures at North street school Monday evening. The hall was well tilled by an appreci ative audience, who listened with much interest to the address. The subject for the evening was "The Planets and the Earth" treating also upon the moons of the various planets, and dwelling particularly on our moon. The lecture was illustrated with charts and photographs which added addition al interest to the discourse. The next lecture in .Mr. Leavitt's Antrim- ;omy course 'will bo given nett Monday I evening. Subject,"Meteors,Shooting- Stars and Comets. " Tickets at the I door. -Wheel club tournament : Jan. 17, four-ball billiards, Elmer 120. Dr. Galo 102; Jan. IS, whist, Pratt and Kimball 39, Holmes and Knight .'15: duplicate whist, Harris ami Smith 150, Thompson and Gregg 102, original plav 21 deals; Jan. 20, three-ball pool, Tyler 100, Elmer 100, Putnam 93, Lan dry 79; Jan. 21, four-ball billiards. Shatluck 100, Minor 89; three ball billiards. Harris 100, Fester 102, Harris wins: duplicate whist, Harris and Smith 119, Hunt and Rnbbins liti. re play, Harris and Smith win by IS points: Jan. 21, straight, whist. Aus tin and Brazor 18, Thompson and Gregg 37 : Jan. 22. whist. Gale and Tyler, 13, Holmes and Knight 31: Jan. 23, whist, lYttee and Khattuck 40, Gregg and Thompson 27. -Miss Mary A. Jordan of Smith college, who was to address the Teach ers' Association Wednesday evening at the High school house, was unablo to keep the appointment owing to lack of proper notice from the committee in charge. The wnrtl from her that she could not come was not received un til 5:30 o'clock that afternoon: but the giip was tilled by Mrs. L. D. Temple, wifo of the new Baptist pastor, who spoke most interestingly Detore tho largo audience present on "The Organization of Moral Work of He form." No one who heard it felt any disappointment or doubt that the treat was equal to mat tney would have en joyed from Miss Jordan, and all were impressed with the fact that Mrs. Temple is a woman of intellectual quality whose putt is bound to bo one of usefulness in any community. Point ing out as an introduction how agita tions in tho moral world, particularly as shown in American history, take tho form of thrills and surges, she found that in the past two or threo years there had been a remarkable awakening along the line of higher morals, and against, the great wrongs that have grown up io bo the great systems of wrong in our midst. The Baltimore Union, as one of the first of these organizations of moral forces, was described in its work and pur poses and it is the prototype of hun dreds of others in other cities. A great moral uplift to this kind of work has been given by the Parkhurst crusade in New York, and the Unions have in different places adapted them selves to the local needs in their own environment. "The Woman's Muni cipal League" of New York, planned bv Dr. Parkhurst and his supporters to bring to bear a greater force than could be mustered among the men. is another example. A natural work for these Unions is the bringing about a better state "f affairs for oppressed labor, better remedies than the strike, which is now the only wav tho world can be made to hear or any wrong. The best of all ways to redress wrong, is to wake the people, make them open their eves and see what is going on. And tliis is what tho Unions are doing about the sweat shop business, and its fearful wrongs and consequences in New York. Philadelphia. Chicago.Bal timore and elsewhere. Again it is (turning the light, on tne stores where the aveiaeo wage of saleswomen is r-i Will Squires Iihb sold out his hotel business at Hindge, N. H ,' imtl will return to Vernon. See E. K. Blood & Go's adv. in another column in regard to a sale of horses winch is to beheld at his stables. Hon. FredJFiold of Springfield, inspector of Finance, was liere Wed nesday and yesterday for hia usuul ox. amination of the local savings banks, Mrs.Hoscoe Fisher has sold hor houso in West Brattleboro to Mrs. Mary Colt, possession given April 1st. The sale was made through A. V. May's agency. - Dr. D. P.Webster is again serious ly ill with a return of his old rheu matic trouble, accompanied with neu ralgia. But this morning s report is that he is improved. This year being the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Woman's American Bantist Foroiun Missionary society, ' silver offering" for the work of the society will bo taken next Sunday January 20, in the Baptist church. Elizabeth, wifo of Elmer W, Bliss, formerly cnirRired in the molod eon and cabinet business here, but who left about 30 years ago with Riley Burdett for Chicago, died recently of heart diiseaso at Erie, Pa. ' - -Tho Gas Co., has taken a 'easo, to continue to such tune as the railroad wants it, of the Valley Mill site. Tho purpose is to control all tho water in tho stream of which one-third belongs to tho Valley mill side. Morse efc Edgett," tho real estate dealers, are having quite a large cor respondence with out of town people desirous of buying farm and village property. Prom one town in northern Vermont comes tho cheering news that it tney can nnd farms to suit, live or six may locate around here. - A woman giving the name of Airs. J. E. Fisk, very poorly clad and claim ing to be lrom 1'liiiadclptua, was on the streets Wednesday begging for money to enable her to reach Montpel ier. Upon investigation it was found that sho had been in Greenfiold,Mass. on a similar errand for the previous two days where she told such a pitiful tale that she was given a ticket, for this place. E. II. Wason, of Nashua, X. II. , lawyer for b. C. Gale in the recent prohibitory prosecution and who re cently announced himself a candidate for Senator Gallingor's seat, finds him self with another political fight on hand. lie was elected citv solicitor of Nashua at the beginning of the year, and now the candidate against him, J. J. Doyle claims that office on tho ground that the city charter forbids the solicitor to hold anv other citv office, and Mr. Wason was a member of tho hoard of education at tho time of tho election and therefore that the votes cast for him wero blanks, so that Doyle who had a minority of the votes, was elected. It is the same question as arose in V ermont and Oregon over presidential electors in 1870, but the Doyle doctrine was then denied, and successfully, by the Republican partv Mr. Wason has since resigned from the board of education, ami as the city council lias a right to remove the so licitor at any time, he can, at the worst, have this power exercised and then be elected again. - -Large crowds interestedly watch the operation in Pullcu A: Whitney's window of the coffee mill grinding by lectricity. The device by which it i's done is that of (Jeo. H. Niles. who made tho motor and perfected th gen erator, connecting the power coming from Harmony block. The mill. which is of tho best make and just put in, has, 200 revolutions per minute and is capable of grinding a pound of coffee in half a minute. This enables Pullen & Whitney to grind just as the coffee is wanted and saves every instant pos sible from the time in which coffee loses its tlavor a process that btgins as soon as it, is ground. Tho coffee for wiich this store has won such a repu tation, Hopes' Arabian Mocha, mixed with Old Government Java, is bought by Pullen &, Whitney in the raw state in large quantities and in the original bags in which it is imported. Thoy have it stored and roasted only so fast as required by their trade, because the loss of flavor, preserved while raw, be gins as soon as the roasting is done, though much more rapidly after grind ing, and with this new appliance thev are equipped to preserve the utmost possible of it. llie coffee business nowadays is one that requires consid erable skill in handling. - Tho Brattleboro Gnslighs Co. hokl its annual meeting ut tho Brooks House Monday ovouing. A semi annual divdiond nf 3 per cent, was declared and Dr. II. D. Holton, O. I). Estorbrook, J. L. Martin, Goo. C. Averill and C. II. Thompson elected directors, tho hitter in place of S. N. Herrick, deceased. Dr. Holton was re-elected president antl C. F. Thomp son clerk and treasurer. Tho air reservoir of the switching engino at the depot yard, exploded Wednesday with a report line a cannon and sending tho two pices about 50 foot away. Luckily thero was no ono in the way and no one hurt. This reservoir, which stores the air for tho operation of the air brakes, and had a pressure of about 90 pounds, proved to iinvo been worn and rusted to such a point of weakness as to have caused the accident. Thero are three different negotia tions under way to got another manu facturing industry here, and there would be strong hope of succeeding with at least, one of thoni if we had a j board of trade to handle tho negotin-1 tions in an organized way nnd follow it systematically. Now tho danger is that all will fail because what is everybody's business is nobodv'a. Besides tho cotton null, there is one i for undertakers' supplies and another, . about which tho particulars cannot bo safely given yet which would employ 100 hands. - Moses Woolson, the veteran teach er and principal of tho Brattleboro school, 1811-1, died last week at Boston and the funeral was held Sunday at Kings chapel, and tho romains were taken to Windham, Me. Anion'' the bearers at the funeral was Judge Mel len L liamuerlain, who succeeded Mr. Woolson in the tirincipalshin here, and was his close and life long friend. Mr. Woolson camo to Brattloboro from Chesterfield, where he was for a while principal of tho Academy there, and where ho succeeded Mr. Price as he also did here. After leaving here he taught for 30 years in the west and in various places in the vicinitv of Boston. There were about 100 singers pres ent at the Singing Skule rehearsal last evening and the music wont siuothly and very satisfactorily, the tenors being reinforced by some of our best voices, as were also the bassos, soparanos and altos, l'he Skule is to be done in coBtume and introduced by Dame Plunkett, the toachor, who will introduce tho various features cul minating in the rendering of old fash ioned music, with some old time voices in solo, duet and quartette. Sevoral out of town singers havo consented to time part, two coming from Bellows rails. Ihe next rehearsal is to be held Monday evening and followed by one Tuhrsday evening with orchestra accompaniment. As it is to bo a homo affair for a worthy object, and and tho opening rental of tho hall. it is Bug gested that citizens appear in full dress so far as possible, and that tho ladies remove their hats in compli ment to the singers. There is already a large call for tickets. Postumstter General Wilson is sending letters of iniquiry to postmas ters asking what proportion of their receipts are gold and how they deposit it. the idea evidently is to see how far this resource would go towards Keeping up tne government s gold re serve if it required such gild receipts to lie forwarded directly to the treas ury. Though it forms but a minute part of the total of postal receipts, it is surprising, according to obeserva- tion here, how much more gold there is in postal transactions than in the ordinary currents of business. It is especially truejof a depository ollice like tnis, constantly receiving monov trom other o flies, and naturally considerable of it gold beause that is always the favorite money for transportation. It is also notable that the bard times are bringing out a good many rare old coins. Observation of theso facts led Postmaster Chi Ids sometime ago to write to the department suggesting that there might be a resource here worth investigating by the government. THE GLENWOOD IVelctNur, Wrlcomr, Do I Mn(.' Lyman Goldsmith, traveling salesiudii for Binhop a;- Gatway of Boston has been tho guest of his mother this week. -Audway Dustiu from Canada is visiting his uncle Luther Dustin. -Mrs. Fuller and son Edward, of Somerv:lle.Conn., are visiting with Mrs. Fuller's sister Mrs. E. 1). Ilobart on Highland street. -Miss Helen Woods of Holyoke, Mass.. was the guest of her brother, A. E. Woods a few days last week. Miss Lizzie Nolligan of Springfield, who came here for a visit, has decided to stay here. S. S. McClure, the magazine man was in town last week, the guest of Kipling. Henry I lay ward of Detroit, Mich., has been visiting relatives in town. William J. Bovce of Woodstock is the guest this week of O. E. Randall. --Miss Lily Heath, reported last week to be seriously ill in Canada arrived here yesterday accompanied by her grandfather. Geo. K. Hall of Ausable, Forks. N. rY., visited with his aunt, Mrs. C. A. Tripp this week. Mrs. Emma Willard is a guest at Mrs. F. H. Smith s.- Manager Holden, of old base ball days, now a traveler for a Boston1 dentist supply house, was in town yes terday. Kev. . 11. Jackson and bride of Brooklyn, arc again at the Brooks house, arriving last night. Mrs. E. L. Pratt of Boston, a summerer here was up for Dr. Tyler's funeral.-- Sunday guests were C. B. Kidder and W. S. L. Haw kins, who came up from Chicopee Falls by bicycles.--Rodney Kollogg anil wife of Hartford, Conn., whose son is an in mate of the Retreat, have been in town this week.-D. B. Stedinan of Spring field. Mass., greets his old friends in town. John McCormick, formerly bell boy at the Brooks house, is in town a few days on his way from Rutland to New York. Mrs. lieslie Scott arrived Tuesday for a stay of a month or more with her parents," Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Richardson. She is much improved in health. Mrs. Fulier is u guest of her sister, Mrs. G. 1). Hobart. T RANGES and HEATERS uu longer need 1 lie IIIIIIIV W (11(1 te.-s wliieli Imvn sn 111 nil ill! rodliel ion f o dill' 1 rude. Tl of aiinrorial ion IVoni llieir um-i. ii ied even oil) elvo. is i evidenced hy lint nio.-l of all hy You iimke no ini.slake wlien vuii linv (lie ( ilenwood. EMERSON & SON, Furniture. arpcts. ( rocktT) anil stoves. 2 and 4 Main St,, Brattleboro, Vt. ! Special Sale! This month we are oU'erin"; some excellent liarirniiw. Winter is far ieiit and our loek of spring ooods will .-0011 he ready and we inti-( Inive the room. Notice the The annual meeting of the Valley Fair Association was held at the Brooks Houso this morn ing, Pres. Geo. W. Hooker presiding. A large attend ance was present not only from Brattle boro but from Windsor, rranklin and Cheshire counties. The old board of officers Jwas re elected including the old board of direct.irs With the follow ing additions : E. C. Carpenter, Guil ford: A. C. Burnhani, W. C. Stough ton, Isaac Chenery. Montague; J. K. Warren, Northfjeld, Mass. : H. E. Tulvor, J. J. Estey, C. L. Stickney, own: r. II. Ware, Melrose, Mass.: T. Cobb, Chesterfield; C. Q. Steb- bitis. Townshend: E. L. Hildreth, H. C. Streeter, town; G. S. Fletcher. Chesterfield Factory ; G. W. Baker, town: B. W. Brown. Springfield. Vt. ; F. C. Hand, Saxtons River: F. E. Stimpsou, Xorthfield : li. C. Thatcher. Cliesterfield : H. A. Perry, Walpole : M. R. Nelson Bernardston : A. A. Smith. Colraine; Geo. Arms. Spring field: F. F. Evans. Haliafx; F. W. Childs, town: E. S. Allen, Jackson ville: Fred Vaile, South Londonderry; Geo. K. Davis, Peru; Chas. W. Dun hnm, town : J. C. Gale, South London derry ; Goo. A. Eels, town ; E. L. Hasius, Townshend ; O. l. Chase. Jacksonville; W. H. Stowe, Wilming ton : E. F. Copeland, Colraine : C. II. Thompson, town ; C. L. Puffer, Chesterfield ; D. Kellogg, Westminster ; A. M. Frouty, Marlboro. The meet ing adjorned at 12 o'clock or dinner and re-assemblcd at 2 o'clock to listen to the report of the various commit tees. The treasurers' report showed the following : Receipts for first dav of fair. 2,321.55: for second day. 4,821.1!: cost of addition to grand stand, fl, 140.81: expenses of annual fair. sU. 001. (10: premiums and purses of the annual fair. $1,220.75. This besides numerous other receipts and expenses left a balance on hand of (17.15. The net'profits of the annual fair after deducting expenses, Sl.4StS.21. In Olilru Tlmm People overlooked the importance of IKTinanently lieneficial effects and were satisfied with transient action : but now that it is generally known that Syrup of Figs will permanently cure habitual constipation, well-informed people will not buy other laxa tives, which act for a time, but final- 1 ly injure the system. Sii k Olio. Mrs. Abbie Clark has been vuite il for tho past week. -Mrs. Willis Gibson and Mrs, C. W. Puffer arc on the sick list.--Mrs. H. Haskins, who has been threatened with pneu monia, is improving.- -Miss Minnie Haskins hits resumed her duties in Holden & Martin's ollice after her re cent illness.- Miss Katheriue Fitz gerald suffered a paralytic shock last week Thursday, and her condition is quite critical. Mrs.Hichard Brown is on the sick list this week. -Miss Maud and Hex Coane aro improving from their recent illness, the former having had a bad attack of tonstlitis. -Mj. Henry AkIc.v has been ill all tho week with rheumatism. Mrs. W. F. Neal. who has been ill with neuralgia, is now improving. Miss Kate Cowing of Putney was heic Tuesday to see her father.the venerable B.F.Keliey of Wal nut street who iM ill, being obliged to keep his bed for the past week owing to a breaking down caused by old age. Mrs. Bridget Manning, who was re ported so ill last week, is slowly im proving. Louie Knights is on the sick list.- -Mrs. Henry Chapin is ill this week.--Mrs. James Mack has been housed with a severe cold. Little Ellen Turner has been quite ill the past week. Frank Turner is recover ing from a severe attack of tonsilitis. .Miss Florence Pratt has bren obliged to give up her duties at Smiths col lego on account of poor health. Mar tin, son of James" Austin, has resumed his school duties after a few days' ill ness. -Miss Florence Fair is out after a week's illness.--Murray Tucker has been housed the past week with a1 severe cold. Bertha Thompson is quite ill with girppe. Miss Inez Goodale is I unable to attend to her school duties. SL'XrVM and youths' shoes; som has been quite ill this week with bronchitis. -Mrs. F. P. Hopkinson among the grip victims. Thomas Manning, who has been quite ill with : tyhoid fever, is improving but unable to sit up. Miss Sadie Turnei was coDfined to the house the first of the week with a severe cold. Miss Hattie Stearns is slowly improving from a severe attack of pneumonia. -Miss Minnie Tyler is ill with a hard cold. - Clarence Hobart i, housed with a hard cold. Ednanl Fuller is ill at the home of his aunt. , Mrs. E. I). Hobart, where he is visit ing. - .Miss Run Yeaw is housed with a cold.-Mrs. Patrick Gregg has been on the sick list this week. Miss I Marion Knights returned Wednesday to her school duties after being housed a few days with a hard cold. --Chas. : Brackett is able to be out after a four I weeks siege with pneumonia. Ilea, i A. A. Stearns is improving, but Mrs. ; Stearns, also ill, is not getting tilnug so well.- Miss Agnes Maguire is laid, up with a hard cold. Mrs. Flora Kendal! is quite ill with tonsilitis. Mrs. Alice Phillips on Western Ave Hue is sick with nneuinonin. - Kiii.k' White is again ill threatened with J filll If InVCSte (I In a pair Of Olir pneumonia. iotise, oaugnter ot L II. Davenport has been quite seriously ill this week with grip. Miss Ethe'l Brown is reentering from an illness ! with a severe cnidDea. H. E. Bond has been housed for several davs with i Ki'ip- liaiirains we oiler. Ladies' fine boots. $3, $4 and $5 grades, now $1.98. Men's $3 lace and congress shoes at S1.98. Men's kid slippers, retailed tor $1.75, now S1.23. Ladies' button boots, congress and lace boots, men's slippers. '.'expensive, others less in price, and all now 99 Cents. Men's slippers, cost $1 25. shall sell them now at 79 Cents. Men's and boy's slippers, ladies' opera slippers, ladies' ooze kid, crocheted and satin slippers, cost from $3 down now go at 49 Cents. m rents may save you a bad never slip iee ereepers. "Sprr.l tlir I'smugi ulleal.' Mis. Sylphia Downing returns to j morrow to her homo in Deerfield. ; Mass., after a few weeks' visit here' with her grandmother. George Well man returned Tuesday to Providence. R. I., after it two weeks' vacation with his parents here. Miss Gertrude Dili , ble, wlio has been the guest of Mrs. Fred Gale, returned Saturday to her home in West field, Mass. -Mrs. Minard ' returned to her home in Vergennes ! Saturday after a few weeks' stay here with relatives. Miss Alice Mct.ee re turns to-morrow to her home in New ' Remember wvnt u- riliee sale of shoepj-kin moccasins ; all perfect goods, short wool, wnnii and comfortable ; good lor two winter-." wear and perhiip.-" mil v 99 Cents. mor f iiiitiiuiL'il on uth pav.j DUNHAM BROS., ISrattleboro and Bellows Kails. A FINANCIAL GIANT! - 1 ll.ml'iv aftf.r ri .- iil,- tion because of tne injur, --.. '"U"', T" ""i.. ,, wh(.rP thpv ai0 I Brainard puner , " . "" . . "Zw, fiVBfems of lines i n?hC1 t,nVisTtl to or 'Aw; iiVtle mistake, so that often whom ho has often is'ti. ncrc i repeat I M..,n(. , tKl H O UVymXtn they are reduced to! L V. X"1'1 ,f Fa',A ''-"...V-",:... ..l- .lUvl hy the i starvation. Inonc store alone during; illm-sH and ilcatn or nis ihih.i , r- - - t . . , i uv.l-..r ttended the ball of tne ttiesc saiesn-o. . .'"" Westminster club at Bellows Falls last evening. - J- d. Ullcry and wife are ex pected home today r tomorrow from New York after a pleasant bridal tour through tho west and south extcndinc . t Wlrnn - N . It. , ; " . i.L:i.i r-:r.. nr.. in Boston where He ine worm. attend the annual dinner vf the -Mas ' saehusrtts Fish and Game licajfuf. lib, . "ir s business, which " I. Ion th,. normal - il-, ,i . . .. untry. re-elerfed its Directors. Geo. C. presi- M. Aiitirt.' Hnfllt,.r fclmnr- Mor. I' li . mir . n.i' I- VHV,,"",rt- w- ,.' Austin. Jr: pi nm-ell: treasurer. ' 'llll II. ,.,! iis divided OdWilly IMfWeen tne. time keeper and tne head of the de partment. It is hard for us fc believe : this, but it is a good. thing for mi to lie awakened and know som? or the wrongs Vk'ch go on in other parts ,of ! world J o ivcTurt? n o. , .- 1 I., f.x.,1 llbu , and Foegrsnon mm i i."' ' ' 4 this. mm " Pure and Sure." mm SUMMARY OF 51st ANNUAL REPORT NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY J IM IRV iMftn. Baking Powder. " I prefer Cleveland's baking powder because it is pure and wholesome. It takes less for the same baking, it never fails, and bread and cake keep their fresh ness and flavor." . Miss Cokneua Campkell Bkifokd, Sft. Arm Vri tiing Sritl, t ash As-i ls. '.1-h Surplus. . - J-li Income. IS'.G, New inuraiK-c paid for. Policy claims paid, lhft.i. Jain in Assets ISO."), over -. 'Jain in Surplus. 1W., over -Total Income, Total Disbursement. ;" : -As-ets on burnt.., ' ""- ' i;4,rin.nmi.:.i 34.N.ti;7.w :I7,S!I2.2C5..1; 127. tlii5.Vi.ftf I li.7!i:f,.VU.!M - I-'.INIII.IIIKI.IKI .I.7O0.000.0O - 4Jv.J)4l.2(rJ.Sr, :u).44-.2i8.:ii . 174.7ul.WM.AI A. W. 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